Inspiration to Silicon Valley and Boston

Listen to professionals working at Meta, Google, Cisco, Minerva CQ, Noventi and other tech companies from the Silicon Valley and around the world, talking in Live Streaming about their experiences.

The webinars and podcasts are made in partnership with Lead the Future, Innovit, ITA-Italian Trade Agency, SIlicon Valley Fellowship, Boolean and Rinascita Digitale.

You will be able to ask questions and, most importantly, be inspired to start your unique journey!

This project was carried out with the contribution of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

It's totally free!

Next webinars

The conferences are in English or Italian language.

28 May 2024 | 7 - 8 pm CEST

Arjuna Del Toso

Director Software Engineering @ Confirm

MSC in Information Technology in 2008, University of Udine, specialization at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (Dublin 2011), Harvard Business School (2017), Y Combinator (Startup School 2019), Stanford Continuing Studies (2020)-
In the last decade he worked in start-ups from Italy to Ireland and in the big tech companies of Silicon Valley: Facebook, Instagram, Evensi and TikTok. In 2021 he joined Confirm remote, and then moved to the New York office.
As of 2024 is Director of Software Engineering at Confirm.
If you need his help as a Startup Founder, book a call at https://deltoso.net/

30 May 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Fabio Parodi

Founder @ Wonderminds

Almost 40 years in the technology sector in companies such as Olivetti, Cisco and Linkedin, he has worked in engineering research and development departments and his skills range from IT architecture to network protocols, from Storage over Fabric to data center design/development .
He is passionate about Machine Learning algorithms and their applications.
In 2023 he founded Wonderminds to facilitate international entrepreneurs, startuppers and postgraduate students to meet technology experts in the Los Angeles area to inspire them and provide an opportunity to connect and get a sense of where technology is going , particularly when applied to the entertainment, clean technology or biomedicine segments

4 June 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Francesca Giovannetti

Syntropic Medical Founder's Associate

Young Medical Doctor, ready to drive change in the Healthcare sector. Resilient and risk taker at heart, at work but also in the sports that strengthen her bond with the wonderful Alps from which she is from!
At Nina Capital in Barcelona since September 2023 to May 2024, she worked on dealflow generation, data management, screening, and analysis of investment opportunities throughout healthcare technologies.
From June 2024 she is Syntropic Medical Founder's Associate in Vienna.
Bachelor’s degree Medicine Surgery, Università di Padova in 2023.

17 September 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Paolo Privitera

Serial startupper

Paolo, MIT MBA, is a global tech entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience, calling Silicon Valley home for the past 20 years. At 16, he founded his first Internet company in his hometown Venice in 1994. He has founded 6 companies, invested in over 100, and advised countless, including being an LP in 8 funds. He has raised over $300M across startups and funds. Paolo received 10 career awards, and 4 of his companies had an exit.
His latest company, Evensi, the world's largest events platform with over 200M events, 60M users, and 10M event organizers, was acquired by Events.com. They are preparing for a Nasdaq IPO following a recent $100M raise.

15 October 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Ciro Greco TBC

Founder @ Bauplan

Master in philosophy at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and PhD in cognitive neuroscience at Milano Bicocca University. Adjunct lecturer at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Accademia di Belle Arti G. Carrara, Post-doctoral fellow at Ghent University. Co-founder of Tooso in 2017, acquired by Coveo in 2019, Director of AI and Vice President of AI at Coveo up to August 2022. Co-founder of Bauplan in New York in 2023.

Past webinars

21 May 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Simone Bianco

Principal Investigator and Director of Computational Biology @ Altos Labs Bay Area Institute of Science

From 2014 to 2021, he has been research staff member at IBM Research Almaden, in San Jose, where he founded and managed the department of Functional Genomic and Cellular Engineering. TED speaker with over 1M views, leader of one of 2018 IBM's 5-in-5, the 5 projects which will change the world in the next 5 years according to IBM, and a honorary visiting lecturer for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, for his standing in the field of dynamical systems and commitment to education. He serves on the board of the SFSU PINC program, which aims at increasing diversity and build inclusivity in the computational sciences.
His research bridges Biology with Engineering, the Physical Sciences and Computer Science, especially AI.
Master Physics Università di Pisa in 2004; PhD Physics, University of North Texas in 2007.

16 May 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Daniel Dippold

Founder and CEO @ EWOR

Daniel is passionate of mathematics and emerging technologies. He is founder of EWOR, NewNow, Sigma Squared Society, a TedX speaker and active tech investor >€500 M in valuations. He has a bachelor degree in theoretical mathematics at ETH Zurich and University of St Gallen and a master degree at University of Cambridge.

7 May 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Serena Perfetto

Technical Program Manager, Education Platform @ Pinterest

At Pinterest since 2018, with previous experiences at SAP, Google and Airbnb. She leads programs that ensure organizations reach their business goals through ongoing strategic initiatives. Her responsibilities include streamlining processes and resources to improve efficiency and effectiveness across projects and teams; ensuring that individual project objectives align with larger business goals; and working to mitigate and manage risk for an increased chance of success.

23 April 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Alessandro Solbiati

Machine Learning Engineer @ Meta - AI for Social Impact

Alessandro speaks Mandarin, English, Python and C++. First-hand software engineering experience both in seed-stage startups ( Anyhelper, Shanghai ) and Big Tech ( Facebook, London ). Always walking off the well-worn path, looking for high-risk/high-reward opportunities. Bsc Computer Science Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Volunteer and Musician.

9 April 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Max Brigonzi

16 May 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Head of Data and Research @ Mind the Bridge LLC

Innovation specialist with 10+ years experience in startup advisory and mentoring, open innovation best practices, international project management, data and research, data visualization, UI and UX.
Eclectic and passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented but with a keen eye for the big picture.
Pragmatic and effective manager, contributed to the success of multi-million € projects.
Guest lecturer at top universities (Sant'Anna Pisa, Insubria, UPO) and innovation/technology forums (Scale-Up Forum Seville, ESOF), always open to collaborations. Silicon Valley Study Tour 2010 Alumnus . Top graduate with honours. "You must fall in love with your work" his mantra.

19 March 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CET

Laura De Bortoli

Project & Product Manager - Sales & Energy Air Liquide

Laura is an Innovation eager, thrilled by international working environments.
She is attracted by the technical world, as well as by the business one. Her main goal is to make these two worlds communicate by acting as a bridge to match their needs and foster innovation.
Her life motto is: “Experience as much as you can to be open-minded”. That is why, during her studies, she took part in several extra-curricular activities, like the Silicon Valley Study Tour and the Boston Study Tour 2022, as a team leader. Previous experience at CNH Industrial. Education: Master degree in Innovation Management in Trento University and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa; MBA at College des Ingenieurs.

5 March 2024 | 5.30 - 6.30 pm CET

Riccardo Giraldi

Director UX @ Google

At Google Riccardo helps to shape the future of Personal AI and build solutions that are easy to use, always helpful, and accessible to everyone. Through natural interactions, contextual awareness, and human literacy - we have the opportunity to enable more people to have frictionless access to knowledge, boost creativity and productivity, and make things happen on users' behalf.
Currently focusing on generative AI, LLMs, Bard, Assistant, Extensions, and enhancing AI capabilities.
Past professional experience at Microsoft and ZooX, Riccardo holds a Summa cum laude Degree in Design at Università degli Studi di Firenze.

20 February 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CET

Francesco Baschieri

Founder in 2010 and Ceo of Spreaker, today part of iHeartMedia group

Accomplished executive and entrepreneur with a proven track record of driving business growth and innovation. Currently in New York serving as CEO of Voxnest at iHeartMedia, leveraging extensive leadership experience to oversee strategic planning, operations, and revenue growth.
He helds a Master of Computer Engineering from Bologna University , where in 2015-2017 he was Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship.

Jean Maillard

6 February 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CET

AI Researcher @ FAIR, Meta

Jean research lies at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics. My focus is on Machine Translation and Speech Technologies, and I am especially interested in applications to under-served and endangered languages. At Meta since 2019. Previous experience at Apple- Siri, PhD and Research assistant at University of Cambridge. Education at Genoa University, University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.

22 January 2024 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CET

Rob Dolci

Head of Storage and Digital Satellite Enel X @ Enel North America
Co-Founder of 42N

Rob is an innovative leader with 25 years of experience in the tech industry, dedicated to advancing cleantech digital transformation.
After the Engineering Degree at Politecnico di Torino, he was CIO at Comau and cofounder of aizoOn consulting technology, leading the USA branch.

5 December 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CET

Lorenzo Pasquini

Assistant professor @ University of California, San Francisco

Since 2022 Assistant Professor at University of California, San Francisco. He joined the Memory and Aging center in 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2016 PhD Medical Life Science and Technology at the Technical University of Munich.

20 November 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CET

Alessandra Chimienti Gibbs

Event manager @ Meta

Since 2021 Event manager at Meta via Magnit. Experienced trilingual event producer with a proven track record of successfully designing and managing 30+ impactful projects and events annually. Bachelor degree in Education at Università del Salento in 2012. Associate degree Accounting at Merritt College in Oakland (CA).

24 October 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Caterina Vernieri

Assistant Professor at Stanford University

PhD in Physics cum Laude at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, in 2014.
From 2015 she has been Distinguished Researcher at Fermilab LHC Physics Center and Panofsky Fellow at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Assistant Professor at Stanford University since 2022.

11 October 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Mattia Bugossi

Dierctor of engineering @ Meta/Instagram

Mattia has a strong experience in software engineering in different companies. He is passionate about working at the intersection of hardware and software, VR and AR. MSc in computer engineer at Università Politecnica delle Marche in 2014. Since 2017 at Facebook/Meta, and since 2021 he works as director of engineering at Instagram

27 Sept 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Sara Gallarati

Engineering Technician at Tesla

Bachelor of Applied Science and Industrial Chemistry at Università degli Studi di Milano. Master of Science in Physical Chemistry at University of San Francisco in 2022. Since February 2023 at Tesla.

20 July 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Michele Catasta

VP of AI at Replit

Michele has a strong experience in AI he worked in many companies like Irregular Expressions, Google, Bending Spoons, Stanford University.
Michele obtained the MSc in applied computing and information technology at University of Galway and a PhD in computer science at École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. He is a Lead the Future Mentor.

28 June 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Irene Mingozzi

Senior Investment Associate @ Lombardstreet Ventures | Author @ Silicon Valley Dojo siliconvalleydojo.substack.com

Irene is a Senior Investment Associate investing in people from day zero in an early-stage VC firm based in Silicon Valley, Lombardstreet Ventures. She sees 5000+ companies/year and invest in 15-20 of them. She is experienced in dealing with every aspect of a VC firm and deal process, working in a small but efficient team.
Irene obtained a MSc in communication science at Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna.

13 June 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Luigi Congedo

Venture Capital and Co-founder and Board Member of DataMasters.it, Forbes 30 Under 30

Luigi is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder of Data Masters, an innovative and fast-growing AI online school. Luigi is also an active investor and Venture Partner at BootstrapLabs, leading Venture Capital in Silicon Valley.
Luigi has gained experience in Web3, investing in the space in companies like Twig, and many other DeFi protocols.
Luigi graduated from the University of Napoli Federico II with a B.S. in Economics and obtained his Masters Degree in International Business from the Hult International Business School in San Francisco in 2013. He has lived in Spain, Ireland, and China during his career and is now based in Silicon Valley.
Luigi was featured in Forbes as one of the TOP 100 ITALIAN LEADERS UNDER 30 in 2018. He is also frequently invited to speak as a keynote and panel speaker on innovation, technology investing, entrepreneurship, and artificial intelligence.
As a well-respected figure in the startup community, Luigi is actively involved in multiple startup programs as an advisor.

25 May 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CEST

Davide Totaro

Lead the Future mentor and data science manager

Data Scientist with 5+ years of professional experience in different companies (Tubi, La Tote, CRIXIlabs) and Mentor at Lead the Future.
Master of Science in sound engineering and design in 2012 at Politecnico di Milano.

16 May 2023 | 6 - 7 pm CEST

Giulia Faleri

Top EU Entrepreneurship Award Winner

Royal Holloway, University of London bachelor, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Economics and Political Science Master 2023. Vezua Co-Founder , Bliss Now Board Member (AbuDhabi Emirate), European Commission Changemaker Task-Force Member.

28 Apr 2023 | 6 - 7 pm CEST

Alessandro Gallotta

Senior software engineer at Datadog

Alumnus Silicon Valley Study Tour 2013, master degree in computer engineering at Università di Catania in 2012. Experiences as software engineer in California - Sysdig and Salesforce – and New York – Chime and Datadog.

13 Apr 2023 | 6 - 7 pm CEST

Giorgio Ernesto Bonacchini

MSCA Global Fellow at Stanford University & Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Silicon Valley Study Tour Alumno 2012, PhD in Physics cum laude at Politecnico di Milano in 2018, researcher at Tufts University, Stanford University. MSCA researcher in IIT since July 2022.

20 Mar 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CET

Alessandro Nannarone

Manager, Global M&A at BT Group

Manager specialized in executing M&A transactions from deal origination to post-closing integration.
Mechanical Engineering M.S. at the Delft University of Technology, ranked #5 in the world on the subject; Cum Laude, Energy Engineering B.S. at the Sapienza University of Rome.
Published 4 academic papers, totaling 37k+ reads and 20 citations on ResearchGate.
Presented the works at the ECOS 2017 in San Diego (US) and at the ASME Turbo Expo 2018 in Oslo (NO). Fluent in six languages.

16 Mar 2023 | 6 - 7 pm CET

Lara Princisvalle

Senior computational linguistic and tech lead at Google

SVST 2015 Alumna when Pavia University BSc philosophy student. MSc in cognitive science and computational linguistics - language and multimodal interacation at Università di Trento in 2019. Experiences in Samsung, IBM, Fondazione Bruno Kessler. At Google since 2019.

7 Mar 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CET

Francesca Benevolo

Economist Statistician at European Central Bank

Master 's degree in Statistical Science, Milano Bicocca University,
ECB Women's Leadership Programme, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Economist Statistician at European Central Bank since 2016.

27 Feb 2023 | 6 - 7 pm CET

Andrea Scianò

Senior Software Engineer at Sysdig

Alumnus Silicon Valley Study Tour 2014, computer science degree at Università di Torino in 2014. During the University he worked as a web and software developer. Thanks to Silicon Valley Study Tour in 2014 begins to work in Sysdig, the seventh employee (today Sysdig counts 800 employees!)

21 Feb 2023 | 6.30 - 7.30 pm CET

Gugliemlo Schenardi

Co-founder at GES

Alumno SVST 2019, ESCP and Fudan University Master. Co-founder at Rita Personal Data.

23 Jan 2023 | 6 - 7.30 pm CET

Gaia Costantino

Senior Manager at Disal Consulting

Helping companies thrive through their digital and sustainable transformation. Past manager at Amazon and Vodafone, Bari Sprint Factory Startup Mentor. Silicon Valley Study Tour participant in 2011 when Industrial Engineering student at Politecnico di Torino.

22 Dec 2022 | 6 - 7 pm CET

Andrea Michi

Senior Research Engineer at Google DeepMind

Graduated at La Scuola d'Italia in New York and Imperial College in London, Master of Engineering Computer Science. Working at Google 2015-2018 than Senior Research Engineer at DeepMind in London.

15 Dec 2022 | 6 - 7 pm CET

Ismaele Paoli

Business Development Manager at Google (Dublin)

Alumnus Silicon Valley Study Tour 2017, Master of Science Business Administration Padua University 2018, SVST guide of CUOA MBA students in 2018 and 2019. Ismaele is Manager at Google Dublin since October 2021.

12 Dic 2022 | 6 - 7.30 pm CET

Alex J. Vestito - Giacomo Perazzo - Paolo Marenco

Alex J. Co-Founder & COO at PickEat - Giacomo Co-Founder & CEO at PickEat - Paolo Mentor and Founder SVST

How a startup can be born from these webinar series. The young story of PickEat told by the founders and the mentor.

17 Nov 2022 | 6 - 7 pm CET

Roberto Bonzio

Curious Journalist and storyteller. Author of the Italiani di Frontiera project to tell the stories of the Italians in the World

30 years tech journalist experience, since 2010 founder of Italiani di Frontiera project and guide of Italiani di Frontiera Silicon Valley Tour for managers and entrepreneurs.

11 Nov 2022 | 5.30 - 7 pm CET

Pietro Caragiulo

Silicon Research Scientist at Meta

After attending the Silicon Valley Study Tour 2009, Pietro held his Master in Microelectronics at Politecnico di Bari in 2010. Staff Engineer at SLAC, National Accelerator Laboratory from 2010 to 2018, from 2022 is Electrical Engineering PhD at Stanford University.

2 Nov 2022 | 6 - 7 pm CET

Mario Soave

Founder at CleverFi - Innovator at Launchmetrics

A creative and innovative professional with several years experience in IT Development working with international companies. Founder of CleverFi at Austin (Texas) and Solutions Director of Launchmetrics (NY)

25 Oct 2022 | 6 – 7 pm CEST

Vincenzo Di Nicola

Head of Technological Innovation and Digital Transformation at INPS

MS in Computer Science at Stanford University, Computer Engineering degree summa cum laude at University of Bologna. Success story as an intern at Yahoo! (Sunnyvale), he worked in Microsoft (Redmond and Beijing), co-founded GoPago (San Francisco) and sold its technology to Amazon. After returning to Italy he co-founded Conio, startup leader in Italy in safe custody and management of cryptocurrencies, with shareholders such as Poste Italiane and Banca Generali.
Believing strongly in the “Giving Back” principle, he taught Computer Science pro bono to High School students in Abruzzo, where he is from. In 2022 he co-founded ./cogita, non-profit association to boost Computer Science prowess among Italian students.
In 2021 he joined INPS (Social Security and Welfare Administration of the Republic of Italy) as Head of Technological Innovation and Digital Transformation.

20 Oct 2022 | 4 - 5.30 pm CEST

Flavio Crisciani

Software Engineer at Google

Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and infrastructure industry in Silicon Valley: start up like Brave IT Solutions and PLUM Grid; Big Companies VMware, Docker, Google.

13 Oct 2022 | 7 - 8 pm CEST

Lucia Aronica

Lecturer at Stanford University, R&D Genomics Lead at Metagenics, Adjunct Professor at SJSU, TEDx Speaker

MSc in Medicine biotechnology at Università Federico II di Napoli, PhD in molecular biology at University of Vienna.
Since 2019, she is Lead Instructor, CME-accredited Certificate in Epigenomics for telemedicine practitioners.
Moreover she is R&D Genomics Lead at Metagenics and Lecturer at Stanford University.

5 Oct 2022 | 6 - 7 pm CEST

Gianluca Venturini

Software Engineer at Material Security

MSc in computer Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and University of Illinois Chicago in 2015. He was for 3 years full stack engineer at Dropbox, before joining in 2019 Material Security- protects accounts even after they’re compromised or harmful messages get through- as a Software engineer.

29 Sept 2022 | 6 – 7 pm CEST

Giacomo Pellegrini and Tommaso Tosi

Giacomo - Stanford Sloan Fellow '21 | Entrepreneur | Angel Investor | Music Web3
Tommaso - Bocconi University graduated | Always hiring in Web3! | Founder @ Web3Army.co in Silicon Valley

14 June 2022 | 5 - 6 pm CET

Carmela Greco

Support Engineering Manager at CrowdStrike

Aluma SVST 2013, MSc in computer science at Università di Catania. Software developer in many companies (among the other Quintly, Leapforce, RebellMouse). Since 2020 support engineering manager Humio - EMEA (acquired by CrowStrike).

07 June 2022 | 5 - 6 pm CET

Enrico Catalano

Junior Research Fellow at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Alumo SVST 2015, MSc in medical biotechnology and molecular medicine at Università di Bari, PhD in biotechnologies for human health at Università del Piemonte Orientale, BSc in physic and mathematics at the Open University, postdoctoral courses at Bergen, Oslo and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. Lindau Nobel Fellow. He has a scientific background in medical physics, biomaterials, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, nanomedicine and regenerative medicine. Startupper and since 2021 at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

17 May 2022 | 5 - 6 pm CET

Vince Mitolo

Head of Growth at TrueLayer - Open Banker

Alumno SVST 2009, MSc in telecommunication engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 2008, Master of technology at Tampere University in 2009. 10+ years of experience in sales and business development in the fintech startup industry, in US and Europe. Since 2018 at TrueLayer, a global open banking platform.

03 May 2022 | 5 - 6 pm CET

Lorenzo Niola

Mentor at Techstar and Business Advisor at Swisspod

Alumno SVST 2013, MSc in business administration, management and operations at Università del Piemonte Orientale in 2015. Extensive experience in in helping tech startups working around blockchain, IoT, AI, big data, drones, tackling social and environmental issues, as well as supporting impactful projects; he supported 200+ entrepreneurs and involved in mentoring & coaching sessions for startups and scaleups. Currently helping Swisspod from Switzerland using Hyperloop tech to revolutionize cargo transportation. Lorenzo launched 7 accelerator programs across different continents since 2019 at Techstar, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed.

26 Apr 2022 | 5 - 6 pm CET

Manuel Cherchi

Operations Lead & Vendor Manager - Marketing Solutions at Facebook

MBA at Istituto Adriano Olivetti in 2004. Long experience as problem solver, sales and marketing, in big companies like IBM, Linkedin, Cisco. Since 2018 at Meta.

29 Mar 2022 | 5 - 6 pm CET

Irina Pesterean

Strategic Partnerships at Lyft

BSc in business administration at Università degli Studi di Torino and University of Florida in 2009, MBA at Sydney University in 2011, data processing and data processing technology/technician at Standord University in 2015. Extensive experience in sourcing of investments and acquisition opportunities, due diligence, corporate financials, and deal modeling. Since 2021 at Lyft.

15 Mar 2022 | 5 - 6 pm CET

Silvia Urbani

Global Product Lead at Google

BSc in industrial engineering at Università degli Studi di Padova in 2005, MSc in management engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2007. 10 years experience in planning, forecasting, FP&A, competitive analysis, business intelligence, account management, contract negotiation, relationship building, problem solving, animation, video editing. Since 2014 at Google.

02 Mar 2022 | 5 – 6 pm CET

Viviana Laura Pinto

Educational Tech Specialist

Alumna SVST 2015, MSc in Applied Mathematics for Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in 2017. TEDx Torino speaker, formerly data scientist in Intesa Sanpaolo and aizoOn, now EdTech specialist and content creator in Educational Robotics and innovative teaching methods for companies such as Mondadori Education, Bricks4Kidz and Fondazione CRT. Excited to build her own startup in EdTech.

15 Feb 2022 | 5 – 6 pm CET

Dario De Santis

Principal, Product Management at Cisco
Co-founder at Tweelin Inc.

Dario is a seasoned enterprise product leader and entrepreneur with 15 years of B2B experience, spanning from wearable devices to Artificial Intelligence, Collaboration and IoT Cloud services. He holds a MSc in Computer and Information Sciences from University of Bologna (2007) and an MBA from SDA Bocconi (2011). Dario has been at Cisco since 2016 and led several innovation initiatives.

01 Feb 2022 | 5 - 6 pm CET

Leandro Agrò

NTT Disruption Director Exponential technologies

Awarded Design Executive, IoT pioneer, patents contributor, based in Palo Alto (CA).
Four startups; Two books; Leandro was involved in the design of early mobile UX, eye-tracking based interaction, full-body animated digital assistants, industrial IoT, and now designing immersive experiences.

18 Jan 2022 | 5 – 6 pm CET

Silvia Veronese

Tech entrepreneur and Investor

Doctor mathematics at Università di Pavia, MBA at University of Utah, Micromaster data, Economics and Development policies at MIT. Entrepreneur with extensive management experience, among others in IBM, HP. Since 2018 at Guavus, company at the forefront of AI-big data analysis. Since 2021 Vice President and board member at SVIEC Foundation.

14 Dec 2021 | 5 – 6 pm CET

Enza Sebastiani

Independent film maker

Bachelor in American English, theater and film at UCLA, interior design-architecture at UC Berkeley, film-communication at City College of San Francisco. At Apple from 2000 to 2021: advertising project coordinator, video communications specialist, project manager. In 1996 founds 1000 Hearts Production.

30 Nov 2021 | 5 – 6 pm CET

Andrea Caridi

VP of Business Development at Kellify

MSc in telecommunication engineering at the University of Genoa, Bachelor of Engineering and economics at Télécom Paris in 2010. Active internationally since 2007, he led innovative projects since 2010 and supported the launch phase and the scale-up of several startups since 2014. Since 2021, VP of Biz Dev at Kellify, the science-centric scale-up that comprehends the world through images.

16 Nov 2021 | 5 - 6 pm CET

Luca Pignatti

Founder at Feedel Ventures

BSc in material engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2009, MSc in materials and manufacturing engineering at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet and Imperial College London in 2012. 10 years experience in highly innovative companies like Airbus; since 2020 CEO at Feedel Ventures, the first startup studio connecting Italy to the world.

02 Nov 2021 | 5 - 6 pm CET

Cosimo Spera

Founder & CEO at Minerva CQ

MSc in mathematics and statistic at Università di Siena in 1984, PhD in operation research at Siena-Yale-MIT. Between 1992 and 2000 professor at University of Siena, UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University. Visionary, strategist and start-up team builder in several companies since 1999. Since 2021 at Minerva CQ, company that delivers the next generation of CX cross channels.

19 Oct 2021 | 5 – 6 pm CET

Stefania Tibiletti

R&D and Innovation at Nestlé - IT International Graduate Program

Alumna SVST 2017, MSc in innovation management at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in 2018, ESADE & SVST 2018 guide, marketing program manager at Cloud4Wi. At Nestlè IT graduate program since 2020.

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